Apple phone event 2013: live coverage

Today in Cupertino Apple held an event at which it launched the next iPhones, the iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5 has been retired and iOS7's launch date announced. We had reporters covering the event live: below you can relive our live coverage of the Apple iPhone launch, 2013, to get all the details of the new iPhone 5C (review). and iPhone 5S. See also: iPhone 5S price in the UK and iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S comparison review: what's the difference between iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S?

It's become an annual event: Apple's latest iPhone launch. Today at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino the company launched  two iPhones at the same time for the first time, as well as the latest iPhone operating system: iOS 7. Read: Apple iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the new iPhone got?

See also: Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the plastic iPhone 5C got?

If you were following Apple's event, you'll have found out here first. Reporters from PC Advisor's sister title Macworld were in the hall, bringing you all the information as it happened. And PC Advisor editors will work through the night to bring you all the detailed analysis first, including the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S UK price, specifications and UK release date. To relive our iPhone launch live blog, click in the window below:

Apple iPhone event 2013: as it happened

Now laugh at our predictions from prior to the event. Here's what I wrote this morning.

What we expected from Apple's iPhone event 2013

It seems certain that we will see at least one new iPhone: now expected to be called the iPhone 5S. But we also think there may be a cut-priced iPhone known as the iPhone 5C. Reports differ as to whether this will be available globally. We'd expect that to be the case, but the iPhone 5C may simply replace the existing and still on sale iPhone 4.

We expect the iPhone 5S to retain the uniquely slim 4in display of the iPhone 5, but the iPhone 5S will be upgraded to a new processor: either the fourth-generation iPad's A6X or an all-new A7 chip. Expect Apple to claim better graphics and a speed boost for the iPhone, with no concurrent loss in battery life. Standard.

The iPhone 5S should support the new 802.11ac '5G WiFi' standard, as well as the faster LTE-Advanced wireless standard. See also: iPhone 5C release date, price and specs rumours (update).

The iPhone 5C will likely be made with plastic, and be available in multiple colours. Expect the display to be a similar size to its more-expensive brother, but the specs to match those of an older handset such as the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.

It's pretty much nailed on that iOS7 will launch today. iOS 7 will be a free update for compatible devices, likely to be iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPod touch 5th gen or later, and iPad mini. It's currently in beta testing, available only to members of Apple's developer programme, but that means we know a lot about it.

iOS 7 has a clean, modern-looking interface. We like the look of its app multitasking and Control Centre features. It'll be good to find out today when exactly iOS 7 will be available, and for exactly which iPhones and iPads. See also: New iPhone 5S release date UK : When will the new iPhone arrive? (update).

Apple event 2013: Mac Pro?

The other major product that may get a mention is the stunning new Mac Pro. Thus far we know only about the design and some specifications. Typically Apple wouldn't talk about a desktop product aimed at business users in a smartphone event, but the timing is interesting. We expect Intel this week to make announcements about the Xeon chips that we expect to be in the Mac Pro. That will in turn allow Apple to talk in more detail about the Mac Pro, so it's just possible that we may hear more about Apple's all now power PC.

Whatever happens you'll find out here from 6pm tonight. Let us know in the comments below what you think will happen (and don't be afraid to tell us what we got wrong!)

Apple iPhone event 2013: what Macworld UK editors expect